Worker’s Shotgun Threat Gets Southwest Out Of FMLA Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (October 26, 2017, 10:03 PM EDT) -- Southwest Airlines on Thursday escaped allegations it fired an employee for requesting too much time off due to migraines, as a Texas federal judge ruled the airline showed it had reason to fire him after he allegedly threatened to bring a shotgun to work.

Former customer service agent Tate Clark had accused Southwest Airlines Co. of terminating him because he repeatedly filed for leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act, citing an anonymous note that told him to “leave” in July 2013 and a November...
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Case Information

Case Title

Clark v. Southwest Airlines Co.

Case Number



Texas Western

Nature of Suit

Labor: Family and Medical Leave Act


Robert Pitman

Date Filed

July 27, 2016

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